BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC) named Bedford, Massachusetts-based 1366 Technologies "Emerging Company of the Year" at last night's 6th Annual Green Tie Gala.
NECEC's Emerging Company of the Year award is given to an organization that has emerged from its development phase with tremendous momentum and is poised to build on that momentum with rapid commercial growth. Past winners include Harvest Power (2010), BigBelly Solar (2011), and Joule Unlimited and Ocean Renewable Power Company (2012).
"1366 Technologies exemplifies how our region's academic institutions, entrepreneurs and investors continue to combine forces, in this case with advances in materials and process manufacturing in the solar photovoltaic market, making a real impact on how the nation and world cost-effectively generate renewable energy," said Peter Rothstein, NECEC President. "We look forward to watching 1366 continue its path toward making solar at the cost of coal and congratulate them and all tonight's award winners."
"This is a tremendous honor, one that crowns a significant, milestone-filled year for the team at 1366 Technologies," said Frank van Mierlo, CEO. "The advancements we've made have us ready for the global stage at the right time with the right technology."
NECEC's 6th Annual Green Tie Gala was held at the Boston Westin Waterfront and attracted more than 400 leaders and stakeholders in the clean energy industry, including company CEOs, government officials, service providers, academics, venture investment firms, labor and large commercial end-users and area utilities. Other 2013 Green Tie Gala award recipients include The NanoSteel Company, Digital Lumens, Saint Gobain, and Healthcare Without Harm. In addition, NECEC honored Massachusetts Governor Deval L. Patrick as the 2013 Clean Energy Hall of Fame Inductee, for his leadership and dedication in growing the clean energy sector.
1366 Technologies aims to deliver solar at the cost of coal. The company combines breakthrough technology innovations with lean manufacturing processes to make a new class of silicon wafers, the basic building blocks of solar cells, at a fraction of today's cost.
About The New England Clean Energy Council and the NECEC Institute
The New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC, a 501(c)(6) trade member organization) is the lead voice for hundreds of clean energy companies across New England, influencing the energy policy agenda and growing the clean energy economy. The NECEC Institute (a 501(c)(3)) is a leader in programs that support Innovation, Cluster Research & Economic Development and Workforce Development. NECEC's mission is to accelerate New England's clean energy economy to global leadership by building an active community of stakeholders and a world-class cluster of clean energy companies.